Chop saw is tripping circuit breaker

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#1

ISSUE or REQUEST:

Affected Tool or Resource: chop saw]

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[On sat 3/30 the chop saw was tripping the power when I tried to cut 4x4 lumber. It has been doing this frequently when working with the chop saw and other equipment, such as the vacuum and the dust collectors.]

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#2

I’ll move the vacuum onto a separate circuit (via extension cord). That should help a lot.

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#3

Yesterday (4/4) the chop saw tripped the circuit without the vacuum (tried it both with and without and tripped it twice). I think there may be a fault in the saw. Or it is possible that the circuit breaker itself is failing, I’ve had that happen in my barn before.

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